Flat Apple Pie

Flat Apple Pie

Wow, it’s been a while. A little over two months to be exact. I really have been cooking, baking, and trying new recipes in the mean time, but we get so busy in November and December that it just gets impossible to try to keep up with everything. I usually use my Winter Break to get caught up on “this kind of stuff”, but this year we spent most of our break hiking down and back up the Grand Canyon. Awesome, awesome, awesome, but doesn’t leave much time for getting any of the extras taken care of.

I’m excited to be back and ready to go! I have at least 10 different recipes just sitting on my computer ready to go. It’s a new year, right! Fresh start, all that new year jazz.

I have lost count of how many apple pies I have made in my lifetime, yet in all those I had yet to make a Flat Apple Pie before last month. I had some extra crust leftover from a single crust pie and decided to go for it.

It was so easy and very tasty! I was a little nervous when it came out of the oven because it looked like it was a bit soupy but it turned out to be all right. I will definitely make this again. Enjoy!

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Heading into the oven . . .

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. . . and out of the oven!

Flat Apple Pie
Source: Pioneer Woman

3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
juice of 1/4 a lemon
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 already prepared pie crust (see recipe here)
3 tablespoons butter

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, stir together the apples, flour, lemon juice, sugar, brown sugar, and salt. Set aside.

Roll out pie crust into a large circle. Place the circle on a large baking sheet.

Place the apple mixture on the crust, leaving an edge exposed all the way around the crust. Fold the edge of the crust so that it covers 2 to 3 inches of the apple mixture. Dot the tops of the pies with chunks of butter.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the filling is golden and bubbly. If the crust browns too quickly, cover the edges with aluminum foil for the remaining baking time.

Allow to cool slightly, then slice into wedges with a pizza cutter.

Makes one 9 – inch flat apple pie

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